Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 7:00p -
Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02143
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Join The Hearth Community for a book club discussion that actually talks about books every fourth Wednesday from 7:00-8:30 at Arts at the Armory.
Our book selections focus on fiction and non-fiction books about creativity, communication, individuality versus community, and vulnerability.
This Month: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant
"With Give and Take, Adam Grant not only introduced a landmark new paradigm for success but also established himself as one of his generation's most compelling and provocative thought leaders. In Originals he again addresses the challenge of improving the world, but now from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions. How can we originate new ideas, policies, and practices without risking it all?
Using surprising studies and stories spanning business, politics, sports, and entertainment, Grant explores how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt; how parents and teachers can nurture originality in children; and how leaders can build cultures that welcome dissent. Learn from an entrepreneur who pitches his start-ups by highlighting the reasons not to invest, a woman at Apple who challenged Steve Jobs from three levels below, an analyst who overturned the rule of secrecy at the CIA, a billionaire financial wizard who fires employees for failing to criticize him, and a TV executive who didn't even work in comedy but saved Seinfeld from the cutting-room floor. The payoff is a set of groundbreaking insights about rejecting conformity and improving the status quo."
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The Hearth Book Club meets the fourth Wednesday of every month from 7:00-8:30 pm at Arts at the Armory. Check our book club list to see what we’re reading next and support your local bookstore by buying your copy at Porter Square Books!
Don’t have time to read an entire book each month? Join us for Hearth to Hearth: An article discussion group on Second Wednesdays at 8:00 pm!